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27 May 2015

Liberia: Protest by Golden Veroleum employees over "low wages, bad labour practices" turns violent; includes company comments

Author: Front Page Africa (Liberia)

'Sinor-country concession area hit by rioting, several fleeing', 27 May 2015:…[W]orkers of…Golden Veroleum…staged a…violent…protest…against low wages and bad labor practices…GVL’s Human Resource Manager was reportedly seized for several hours…property...

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26 May 2015

Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa says Africa loses $50 billion annually through tax avoidance & fraud, mainly through commercial activities

A recently release report by the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa says Africa loses $50 billion a year through tax avoidance and fraud, mainly through commercial activities. This revenue could have been used to improve lives and...

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5 May 2015
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28 April 2015

Liberia: APM Terminals stages event to mark global safety day under theme "work safe, home safe"

Author: Edwin M. Fayia III, Daily Observer (Liberia)

'APM terminal, partners observe global safety day' 28 Apr 2015:…[E]mployees and the…leadership of the National Port Authority (NPA)…celebrated Global Safety Day (GSD) [under the theme, “Work Safe, Home Safe” ] in Monrovia with a call for all to...

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13 April 2015

Liberia Agricultural Company fined by govt following deaths, injuries of employees

Author: Alvin Worzi, Daily Observer (Liberia)

'GoL Imposes US$100K Fine On LAC', 13 Apr 2015: The Liberian government has imposed a fine of US$100K on…Liberia Agricultural Company due to...breaches that led to the deaths of six employees…[and] serious injuries [to eleven others]…Labor Minister...

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8 April 2015

NGO report alleges harmful social and environmental impacts by palm oil companies in Liberia

A report by Forest People's Programme alleges that Golden Veroleum and Golden Agri-Resource’s palm oil operations in Liberia are 'compounding poverty and food insecurity by taking land without community consent and making hollow promises of...

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6 April 2015

Liberia: OPIC tables plans to address institutional shortcomings that resulted in human, labour and environmental abuses

Author: Daily Observer (Liberia)

'OPIC raises concerns over failed BRE project', 6 Apr 2015: The United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has published a plan to address…a failed energy project in Liberia, which resulted in a serious human rights, labor and...

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1 April 2015

ISLP Case Study - Liberia Natural Resources

Author: International Senior Lawyers Project

When major logging and agricultural operations expand into their communities, many forest‐ and farming‐dependent populations in Liberia struggle to collect the benefits they are due from the exploitation of their natural resources. These communities...

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29 March 2015

[PDF] Chinese companies reporting in EITI implementing countries

Author: EITI International Secretariat

Chinese companies operating in the 48 EITI implementing countries are…required to disclose information in accordance with the EITI Standard. This includes information about how much they pay to the governments…it also includes oil and mining...

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25 March 2015
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